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Network-specific Scientific Publications



  • Maitip J, Zhang X, Ken T, Hong Thai P, Kirejtshuk A, Chantawannakul P, Neumann P (2016) A scientific note on the association of black fungus beetles (Alphitobius laevigatus, Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) with Asian honey bee colonies (Apis cerana). Apidologie 22(8): 1-3. DOI: 10.1007/s13592-016-0471-5.





  • Brown MJF, Dicks LV, Paxton RJ, Baldock KCR, Barron AB, Chauzat MP, Freitas BM, Goulson D, Jepsen S, Kremen C, Li J, Neumann P, Pattemore DE, Potts SG, Schweiger O, Seymour CL, Stout JC (2016) A horizon scan of future threats and opportunities for pollinators and pollination. PeerJ,


  • Straub L, Villamar-Bouza L, Bruckner S, Chantawannakul P, Gauthier L, Khongphinitbunjong K, Retschnig G, Troxler A, Vidondo B, Neumann P, Williams GR (2016) Neonicotinoid insecticides serve as inadvertent insect contraceptives. Proc R Soc L B 283: 20160506.


  • Yañez O, Gauthier L, Chantawannakul P, Neumann P (2016) Endosymbiotic bacteria in honey bees: Arsenophonus spp. are not transmitted transovarially. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 363, 2016, fnw147. doi: 10.1093/femsle/fnw147


  • Page P, Lin Z, Buawangpong N, Zheng H, Hu F, Neumann P, Chantawannakul P, Dietemann V (2016) Social apoptosis in honey bee superorganisms. Scientific Reports 6:27210: 1-6.


  • Neumann P, Buchholz S, Jenkins M, Pettis JS (2016) The suitability of the sterile insect technique as a pest management of small hive beetles, Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). J Apic Res 54(3): 236–237. DOI: 10.1080/00218839.2016.1142734.




  • Khongphinitbunjong K, Neumann P, Chantawannakul P, Williams GR (2016) The ectoparasitic mite Tropilaelaps mercedesae reduces western honey bee, Apis mellifera, longevity and emergence weight, and promotes Deformed wing virus infections. J Inv Pathology 137: 38–42.






  • Williams GR, Troxler A, Retschnig G, Roth K, Yañez O, Shutler D, Neumann P, Gauthier L (2015) Neonicotinoid pesticides severely affect honey bee queens. Sci Rep 5, 14621; doi: 10.1038/srep14621.


  • de Miranda J, Cornman S, Evans J, Haddad N, Neumann P, Gauthier L, Semberg E (2015) Genome characterization, prevalence and distribution of a Macula-like virus from Apis mellifera and Varroa destructor. Viruses 7: 3586-3602.



  • Hartmann U, Forsgren E, Charrière JD, Neumann P, Gauthier L (2015) Dynamics of Apis mellifera filamentous virus (AmFV) infections in honey bees and relationships with other parasites. Viruses 7: 2654-2667.


  • Ravoet J, Schwarz RS, Descamps T, Yañez O, Tozkar O, Martin-Hernandez R, Bartolomé C, De Smet L, DeRisi J, Higes M, Wenseleers T, Schmid-Hempel R, Neumann P, Kadowaki T, Evans JD, de Graaf DC (2015) Differential diagnosis of the honey bee trypanosomatids Crithidia mellificae and Lotmaria passim. J Inv Pathol 130: 21–27.


  • Retschnig G, Williams GR, Odemer R, Boltin J, Di Poto C, Mehmann MM, Retschnig P, Winiger P, Rosenkranz P, Neumann P (2015) Effects, but no interactions, of ubiquitous pesticide and parasite stressors on honey bee (Apis mellifera) lifespan and behaviour in a colony environment. Environmental Microbiology 17(11): 4322-31. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12825.



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